Thank you to everyone for sharing our pages around over the last year!
AddThis are the folks we use to help visitors share our site around. They have sent us an infographic depicting our performance over the last year so I thought I would share it with you.
You can find the infographic at the bottom of this text dejectedly because it wouldn't fit at the top of the page.
As you can see at the start of the year we only had very basic sharing facilities, however in June we displayed the sharing bar more obviously and this gave us a massive improvement, causing the first peek on the graph. The largest peek on the graph is when we launched our new homepage.
Maybe the largest shock is how wide spread the sharing has been around the world.
Another thing to point out is that even though twitter is used to share more often than Facebook, posts shared on Facebook were far more likely to be clicked on.
Tuesday is a really odd day to have as our most popular day for sharing, most sites on the internet find that Friday is there most popular day. Entertainment websites tend to get more shares between Friday and Sunday, Online shops usually get more shares the closer you get to Friday. However our figures align more with a news website that would get shares equally throughout the week.